Courier duty is not really one of spy extraordinaire Carrie Ragnarok's top ten assignments. Ferrying an object from point A to point B - that's stressful, but not very exciting. Not even if the object in question is Shape No. 8, a hideously ugly and extremely expensive sculpture by obscure Bulgarian artist Vassily Bagdanorowsky worth 2.8 millions dollars. But an unexpected mugging can spice up even... [click here for more]
1936: A madman calling himself the Master of the Air threatens to let death and destruction rain down upon New York City. No one take him seriously, until an airship taxi suddenly explodes the very next day. But was it an accident or sabotage? Police Captain Justin O'Grady and the masked vigilante known as the Silencer both investigate the case. But it's a race against time, because the Master of the... [click here for more]
At the age of five, Steffi saw an UFO landing in the car park of the local bank. Of course, the UFO might just have sprung from the imagination of a lonely child missing her best friend who had recently moved away. But Steffi's older sister Carrie saw it, too. Or did she?
Now an adult, Steffi is an astronomer working at a facility searching the depth of space for the extraterrestrial life she knows... [click here for more]
You don't want to owe a favour to the mafia, especially not when the boss himself comes to collect. But what could a simple hairdresser like Joe Martin possibly have to offer to the mob?
A travelling salesman vanishes, leaving behind a wife, two children, countless lonely housewives and his hat floating in a stream. But what really happened... [click here for more]
Once upon a time, he was the coolest radio DJ at WKPX Harveyville. He always played the really good music and not the plastic pop pap that the corporate overlords wanted him to play. Until the day that he launched the apocalypse protocol, almost triggered the end of the world (well, sort of) and definitely triggered the end of his career…
This is a short story of 3600 words.
Warning:... [click here for more]
Beirut, 1965. Eccentric American billionaire Zane Smith is quite entranced by tattooed dancer known only as the Dark Lily. In fact, he is so entranced that he takes her back to his hotel room for a private performance. It's only when he wakes up in the morning with one hell of a headache and the Dark Lily gone that Smith realizes he may have bitten off more than he can chew.
However, none of the... [click here for more]
East Germany, 1966. Major Werner Gottwald has dedicated his life to Communism, keeping western visitors under constant surveillance as an agent of the secret police Stasi. His latest assignment is the American millionaire Zane Smith as well as Smith's lover, the beautiful Shoushan Kariyan. At first, it seems to be just another mission. But there is more to Zane Smith than meets the eye and soon Gottwald... [click here for more]
The premature explosion of a rocket harpoon fatally damages the spaceship Starbuck III, a whaling vessel dedicated to hunting the giant space whales Balaenoptera Tregannae. But was the explosion an accident or sabotage? One of the few survivors is Billy Baddoff, crewman second class. Only the luck of a low cabin number saved him from certain death in the vacuum of space. Hunting space... [click here for more]